Inspired Art Courses at Weston House, Devon
Inspired Art Courses at Weston House, Devon

Inspired Art Courses at Weston House

Welcome to our first Inspired Art Courses at Weston House email newsletter, with all the latest information about our exciting programme.

Weston HouseIn this edition...

Residential painting courses
Mosaic workshops
Day and afternoon painting courses
Weston House gets its stars!
Catherine’s mosaics at the Broomhill Art Hotel


Residential painting courses

The programme is a mix of shorter courses in spring and late autumn and longer courses in the summer months. Courses are beginning to fill up so book early to avoid disappointment! To see details of the whole residential painting course programme, just follow this link.

StudioShort courses This year we are offering more short courses over a weekend (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) or long weekend (Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon).

The Spring dates are in March and April and short courses resume in October. One April course is now full but you can still book for March 21-24 and we have a new late spring short course date on April 26-29; details here or ring us on 01398 332094.

Burrow FarmLonger courses start in May and continue throughout the summer. Catherine is particularly looking forward to our May course Early Summer Glory when shrubs and foliage in gardens and countryside are at their best, and to the new mid summer courses such as Bold and Beautiful Borders in July which coincides with peak flowering time in many of the lovely gardens nearby.

Peter and the dogFor the first time in 2013, we are introducing a landscape theme within the residential programme. Many of the lovely gardens we visit sit beautifully within their surrounding landscapes, and with the wonderful scenery of the Exe Valley and Exmoor so close by, this is too good an artistic opportunity to miss. Take a look at the longer courses on May 19-24 or June 23-28 and also the shorter courses from October onwards.  Full details...

We can also design a bespoke residential course at Weston House for small groups of artists so you can come away together and paint what most interests you. We take small groups only (up to 6), but a mix of beginners and experienced painters is fine! So get together with your friends and contact Catherine on 01398 332094 or email to explore the possibilities.

Mosaic Workshops

Blue FishNew this year – Catherine will be offering introductory mosaic workshops in her mosaic studio. Come and learn some of the techniques of this ancient art form! Don’t delay:  there are only four places available on each day. The first dates are the weekend of April 6-7:  you can book just the Saturday or both days together for a fuller introduction. The workshops are non residential but you can book accommodation with us if you wish. More details here...

Look out for further mosaic course dates later in the year. Or register an interest and help us design future courses, tell us whether you prefer days, weekends or longer courses.

Day and afternoon painting courses

Day coursesThe Day course programme for March to June 2013 is now available here, with day workshops each month. Have a look at the programme here and to book a place contact Catherine. There will be more day courses in the second half of the year.

The Monday afternoon class in watercolour or pastel for gardens is in full swing for the Spring term. To join this for the second half term- contact Catherine on 01398 332094, or email. The afternoon classes will resume in the autumn: keep an eye on the website for the new dates, or contact Catherine to say you’re interested.

Weston House gets its stars!

Waterlily RoomWe’re delighted that Weston House now has 4 star Bed and Breakfast accreditation from the AA.  The inspector was particularly impressed by the spacious bedrooms, the comfortable beds and the quality of the breakfast. Don’t miss the chance to experience it for yourself - explore our accommodation on and then call Peter on 01398 332094 to book your weekend away in beautiful Devon.

Catherine’s mosaics at the Broomhill Art Hotel

MosaicTwo of Catherine’s recent found object mosaic pieces, Low Tide and Rocky Shore, are currently on show at “New Year, New Work”, the North Devon Arts Exhibition at the Broomhill Gallery. The exhibition is open 11am to 4pm Wednesday – Sunday until February 23 at Broomhill Art Hotel Muddiford Barnstaple EX31 4EX.

Look out for future open studio and exhibition dates later in the year.

We wish you all the very best for 2013 and hope you will be able to enjoy a visit to us in our beautiful corner of Devon sometime soon.

Catherine and Peter

Catherine Stott

Artist Catherine Stott

Catherine Stott, artist and course tutor, works from studios in Bampton, mid-Devon, painting the beautiful gardens of the surrounding area, as well as landscapes and local festivals and events.

She has been artist in residence at Hexham Abbey and at the Morpeth Folk Gathering, taken part in art events at Crook Hall and Alnwick Gardens and has exhibited paintings inspired by gardens poetry and music in England and southern Scotland.
Weston House

Weston House

WESTON HOUSE is a beautiful Victorian house in the heart of the thriving village of Bampton, in picturesque mid-Devon, the home of Catherine and Peter Stott. We offer spacious and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation throughout the year.

Bampton lies between mid-Devon and Exmoor, close to Dulverton, Knighthayes Court, Wimbleball Lake, the Exe and Barle rivers and long distance walking and cycling routes.

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